Street With a View


Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View.

On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more…

Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.

Salvation Army Captain to be Fired for Marrying Non-Member

From 620WTMJ:

The leader of the Oshkosh Salvation Army has been suspended and will lose his job if he goes ahead with plans to marry a woman who is not a fellow Salvation Army officer.

Johnny Harsh is engaged to a woman who isn’t affiliated with the Salvation Army. He lost his wife Yolanda, a Salvation Army captain, to complications stemming from a heart attack last June.

“My wife and I knew when we joined the Salvation Army that there was a ruling that if something happens to a spouse, you cannot marry anyone but another Salvation Army officer,” Harsh said. “But I swear, you never think it’s going to happen to you.”

Salvation Army Advisory Board member Helen Lord Burr confirmed the agency’s rule and told the Associated Press that it is the same for every branch across the globe.

Question of the Day

Today’s QOD comes from Cynical Inquisitor General, Standup Comic, and Three Time Iditarod Winner Abbi Crutchfield, who asks:

What was the first toy you remember?

I don’t remember the first toy that I remember but I do remember one Christmas getting a toy Death Star (the real Death Star had been blown up by a rag tag bunch of terrorists rebels)complete with the garbage compactor with that monster that tries to eat Luke. It scared me to death and I wouldn’t stop crying until my mother removed the offending plastic beast from the Death Star so that I could destroy the planet of Alderaan in peace.